Warm and Dry Through the Workweek

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Weather Update – 10:30 p.m. Monday

Clouds will gradually dissipate through the evening hours leaving us with mostly clear skies overnight. Temperatures will be cool tonight with overnight lows in the middle to upper 50s. A few locations in northwest Tennessee could start in the lower 50s. More of this dry weather is still ahead, but warmer temperatures are in the forecast for the area through the workweek. Temperatures will be close to the lower 90s by midweek!

Tomorrow will be a bit more sunny with winds shifting to the southeast. This will bring temperatures into the middle and upper 80s during the afternoon. Another dry day is expected tomorrow but it will be just slightly more humid during the afternoon.

Even hotter weather is forecast for Wednesday with breezy conditions as a weak cold front closes in on the area. Rain chances are likeliest west of the Mississippi River keeping West Tennessee dry but temperatures will warm up to the upper 80s and near 90°F.

A separate cold front bringing a slightly better chance for rain, windy conditions, and a sharp drop in temperatures will push into the area on Saturday. For the latest on that weekend forecast, keep an eye out for updates here from the VIPIR 7 Storm Team!

Tom Meiners
Storm Team 7 Chief Meteorologist, CBM
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Tropical Weather Update – 4:00 p.m. Monday

Hurricane Matthew is maintaining its status as a category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hour. The storm is currently forecast to continue slow progress northward and at last check was moving north at 7 mph. There’s still a lot of uncertainty in the forecast for potential impacts on the continental United States but upcoming forecasts will be monitored closely with Florida, Georgia and South Carolina in mind.


Hurricane force winds (+74 mph) are expected to first reach Haiti tonight, eastern Cuba Tuesday, the southeastern Bahamas late Tuesday, and the central Bahamas on Wednesday. Tropical storm force winds (+39 mph) are expected to continue spreading across Haiti this evening, reach eastern Cuba tonight, the southeastern Bahamas early Tuesday, and the central Bahamas Tuesday night, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.


Tropical storm conditions are expected in portions of Jamaica and along the southern coast of the Dominican Republic within the warning area soon. Hurricane conditions are possible in the northwestern Bahamas on Thursday, with tropical storm conditions possible on Wednesday. Hurricane conditions are possible in the hurricane watch areas in Cuba and the Turks and Caicos Islands by Tuesday night with tropical storm conditions possible on Tuesday.

Life-threatening flash floods and mudslides are likely from heavy rainfall in southern and northwestern Haiti, the southwestern Dominican Republic, and eastern Cuba.

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